Health and Fitness – Looking Forward

No matter where you are at currently in your health and fitness journey, it is time to look forward this spring (perhaps this is when your “new” year begins).  Visualize yourself reading this column on this very day next year and create a clear picture of how you would like to feel and look.  Are…

Read More

Four Small In-Home Exercise Equipment Guidelines

Small in-home exercise equipment may add variety and challenge to your in-home exercise program and, when well designed, is a wonderful compliment to your health club/studio programs.  Determining what equipment to purchase for your in-home use, however, takes a little bit of detective work.  To assist you in this due diligence, consider the following four…

Read More

Fitness Extra Credit

Just like we complete extra credit assignments when in school to boost our grade point average, your fitness level GPA may improve due to a little “extra credit (EC)” occasionally! While it is critical to consistently perform a well-designed exercise program, an extra fitness credit “assignment” may be just what you need to boost your…

Read More

Get ready, get set, hike!

We live in one of the most spectacular settings in the world here in Grand County, Colorado.  And, now that the snow is melting after a fabulous winter sport’s season, it is time to prepare for all of the warm weather outdoor activities at our door step. Mountain trail hiking is one of many excellent…

Read More

April 17 – May 8 – Eight Week Winter Training Program

Winter Training Program for Cyclists begins Saturday April 17th – Saturday, May 8th.  If you have been regularly riding the 9:15AM Cycle/Abs on Saturdays, you should be fine to register for this program.  We begin with a one hour ride, similar to our regular Saturday rides and then progress to 75’, 90’ and 120’ rides…

Read More

Saturday, May 1 – Sunrise Summit of Mt. Bierstadt

Nate will be guiding a Sunrise Summit of Mt. Bierstadt. This is a great trek for just about anyone who would like to hike a fourteener!  Nate has guided several groups on this specific trek—therefore, his knowledge and experience provides you with a challenging yet fun excursion!  Request more information at the reception desk; however, know…

Read More

Monday, May 3 – Youth Sports Performance Group Training Program

Beginning Mondays from 4:30-5:30PM on May 3rd – May 24th, 2021, we are excited to announce the launch of our Youth Sports Performance Group Training Program!  Gretta, who is a certified youth sports conditioning coach will be coaching this program.  Athletes from 12-14 years of age are welcome to register for this program which will…

Read More

Saturday, May 8 – Sweat, Shop & Shake Event

Our “In” Gear Shop is going great guns and we have new gear in the shop weekly.  We just purchased more gear which should drop this week—check it out!  And, with that said, we will be hosting a “Sweat, Shop and Shake” event here on Saturday the 8th of May from 9-11:30AM!  It should be…

Read More

Track Your Progress

Establishing a baseline of body measurements, which includes body weight, girth measurements, and body composition, is an essential aspect of tracking your health/fitness progress.  Seeking out the services of a qualified and certified health/fitness professional to perform a thorough fitness assessment is one of the most effective approaches of establishing a baseline of body measurements.…

Read More

Caloric Input and Output

Prior to beginning this discussion, it is worth noting that nutritional science is complex and there are dozens of variables that impact caloric output including the resting metabolic rate (i.e., RMR), the thermic effect of food (i.e., TEF) and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (i.e., EPOC) all of which are important factors determining how, we as…

Read More